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Alamance County Emergency Management Office
Sunday September 16th, 2018 :: 10:12 p.m. EDT

Alert

Flash Flood Warning until 01:15AM Monday

The National Weather Service in Raleigh has extended the

* Flash Flood Warning for... Alamance County in central North Carolina... Forsyth County in central North Carolina... Davidson County in central North Carolina... Orange County in central North Carolina... North central Harnett County in central North Carolina... Randolph County in central North Carolina... Guilford County in central North Carolina... Southwestern Wake County in central North Carolina... Chatham County in central North Carolina...

* Until 115 AM EDT

* At 956 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain across most of the central and western piedmont. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen, and gages along Buffalo Creek indicate rapid rises and flash flooding imminent. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are possible in the warned area.

* AFFECTED AREAS: CHATHAM, NC ... HARNETT, NC ... WAKE, NC ... DAVIDSON, NC ... ALAMANCE, NC ... ORANGE, NC ... RANDOLPH, NC ... FORSYTH, NC ... GUILFORD, NC

Instructions:

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. Excessive runoff from the heavy rain will cause flash flooding of creeks and streams, roads, low lying and poor drainage areas. Do not drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the road. Many roads and intersections in the area will quickly flood. When encountering flooded roads, turn around, don't drown. Flash flooding is extremely dangerous. Numerous roads and low lying areas will quickly flood. Flood waters will also threaten some homes and businesses. If you are experiencing flooding or live in a flood prone area, move to higher ground. Do not enter or cross flowing water or water of unknown depth.

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Address/Location
Alamance County Emergency Management Office
124 West Elm Street
Graham, NC 27253

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 336-227-1365

Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Warning

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